FIRST & THIRD MONDAYS, ONGOING
The Living Independently Now Center LINC, Inc., is holding a Computer Lab for Low Vision/Blind Persons at the Sparta Library on April 21, 2014 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. The computer lab will be ongoing every 1st and 3rd Monday of each month from 12:00 to 2p.m. Staff will be able to assist anyone with a disability with resources and referrals. Please call Marilyn Hughes at 618-235-9988 to register.
Lynn Jarman, firstname.lastname@example.org, 618-235-9988
Living Independently Now Center (LINC, Inc) www.lincinc.org
SECOND & FOURTH MONDAYS, ONGOING
Grief support groups meet monthly on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, Two times are offered, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. or 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Support group members learn about grief and loss, and share their feelings and experiences with each other on a variety of topics. Groups are facilitated by bereavement staff. Open to the community, free. Location Mercy Hospice, 1000 Des Peres Road, Suite 200B, St. Louis, MO 63141
Constance Richards, email@example.com
Mercy Hospice, 314-729-4410
The last Thursday of each month Barathaven Alzheimers Special Care Center hosts a an Alzheimer's Support/Education Meeting at 1030 Barathaven Blvd, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368. The meeting begins at 6:00 p.m. Light refreshments are served. Please RSVP to 636-329-9160 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheena Rogers email@example.com
Barathaven Alzheimers Special Care Center 636-329-9160
FRIDAYS THROUGH MAY 16
Alexian Brothers Sherbrooke Village and Medicine Shoppe present a free diabetes health class on Fridays, April 11th through May 16th, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at The Lodge at Alexian Brothers Sherbrooke Village, 4005 Ripa Ave., St. Louis, MO 63125. Learn helpful hints about monitoring your blood sugar, carb counting, meal and snack ideas, and new strategies for managing your diabetes.
Leah Myers, firstname.lastname@example.org Alexian Brothers Sherbrooke Village, 314- 763-7314
THURSDAY, APRIL 10
New guidelines for the use of statins for people at risk for heart disease and stroke were released in November 2013. Come hear the research behind the new recommendations, why some health care providers are questioning the new guidelines and what it means for you in this presentation from Dr. Kates, a cardiologist with Washington University Physicians. Thursday, Apr 10, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 pm Fee: $9. 50 Gay Ave., Clayton, MO 63105. To register call 314-862-4859 x24
Christopher Brown email@example.com OASIS 314-862-4859 www.oasisnet.org/stl
MONDAY, APRIL 21
Free Health Lecture - The Brain-Body Connection. April 21, 2014 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Those with Alzheimers, dementia, depression, fatigue, vertigo, headaches, Parkinsons, Multiple Sclerosis, and high blood pressure are especially encouraged to attend. Dr. Robert Arnone will present "Where Health Comes From and How To Get It When You Need It." Learn how to assure your brain and body are communicating properly. Come and learn another way that is yielding phenomenal results working with the laws of nature and your brain-body connection. Must RSVP to ArnoneClinic@Live.com or 636-757-3431.
Tori Arnone ArnoneClinic@Live.com Arnone Specific Chiropractic, 636-757-3431, www.GetWellSTL.com
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23
The Silver and Gold 60+ Club is having a complimentary "What You Should Know About Hearing Loss" educational talk on April 23 from 1:30 to 3:00p.m., at the Baue Funeral and Memorial Center (3950 West Clay Street, St. Charles, Missouri). If you would like more information, please contact Kacie Derby at 636-946-4042, or register online at Baue.com
Kacie Derby, firstname.lastname@example.org
Baue Funeral Homes, 636-946-4042, Baue.com
THURSDAY, APRIL 24
Memory Care Home Solutions is sponsoring a Spring Luau on Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the EdgeWild Restaurant and Winery in Chesterfield, Missouri. Come join us for appetizers, drinks, music and a great time, all for a terrific cause! Tickets are $35 per person; available at www.memorycarehs.org All proceeds benefit families caring for loved ones with memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer's disease.
Debra Schuster, email@example.com, 314-645-6247, Memory Care Home Solutions
FRIDAY, APRIL 25 AND SATURDAY, APRIL 26
Free Community Seminar on Alzheimers. Expert and educator Jolene Brackey, author of "Creating Moments of Joy" will speak on the losses that people with dementia experience, verbal and nonverbal communication skills that help a person with dementia to feel listened to and supported, creative ways to turn challenging situations into moments of joy. The first 50 attendees who register for each seminar will receive a copy of Brackey's book. Reserve your space by calling the Garden View Care Center at 636-449-7575. The April 25th event, from 12:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., will be held at the Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center, 16625 Swingley Ridge Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63017. The April 26th event runs 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at The Columns Banquet Center, 711 Veterans Memorial Pkwy, St Charles, MO 63303
Kira Somach, firstname.lastname@example.org, 314-965-1991, www.gardenviewcarecenters.com
FRIDAY, APRIL 25
As part of its ongoing Parkinson Education Programs, on Friday, April 25, Dr. Lawrence Elmer, Medical Director at the Center for Neurological Health at the University of Toledo, will give a presentation on "Living Well with Parkinson's - No Question is Taboo." In the session Dr. Elmer will discuss topics such as advances in diagnosis, treatments for Parkinson's, and ways to slow its progression. The program will be from 10:30 a.m.to 12:00 p.m.at the West County Family YMCA, 16464 Burkhardt Place in Chesterfield, 63017, behind Chesterfield Mall. No reservations are required and the program is free of charge. The mission of the Greater St. Louis Chapter of the APDA is to enhance the quality of life for people with Parkinson disease, their families, and caregivers throughout Missouri and southern Illinois, and to provide funding for ongoing Parkinson research.
Michelle Brooks, email@example.com
American Parkinson Disease Association - Greater St. Louis Chapter 314- 362-3299, www.stlapda.org
SATURDAY, APRIL 26
We are hosting a Housing and Senior Options Fair free on April 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Parish Center of St. John the Baptist Parish. All Seniors and their family members are invited to attend. We will have food and door prizes. There will be vendors present to speak to you about senior housing facilities, support and services, equipment, and senior programs such as adult day care and homemaker programs.
Carrol Coble, firstname.lastname@example.org, St. John the Baptist Parish 314-353-1255
ONGOING, April 25 through November
June 6, 1944: The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. For the first time ever in breathtaking IMAX®, "D-Day: Normandy 1944" provides a new perspective to audiences of all ages of this monumental event that changed the world. Narrated by Tom Brokaw, the film pays tribute to those who gave their lives for our freedom.Tickets: $9 for adults, $8 for children/seniors (Science Center Members receive free or discounted tickets).
Saint Louis Science Center 314-289-4424, www.slsc.org
SATURDAY, MAY 3
Do you have medical equipment that is not being used? Do you need medical equipment? Now there is HELP... St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program (St. Louis HELP) is hosting another medical equipment donation drive at 12 area-wide Walgreens. This event is on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. We accept tax-deductible donations of manual and power wheelchairs, electric hospital beds, shower chairs, canes/crutches/walkers, grab bars, elevated toilet seats, portable commodes, lift chairs, seating cushions, back supports, folding ramps - every type of item except oxygen and medications. St. Louis HELP loans the donated home medical items to anyone in need, at no cost or fee. St. Louis HELP is a non-profit organization. Recycle...Revitalize...Redistribute. Clean the attic, garage or basement and make a tax-deductible donation of your medical equipment to St. Louis HELP. To learn more about the program please see www.stlhelp.org or call 314-567-4700.
Elizabeth Cannon, email@example.com
St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program, www.stlhelp.org
SATURDAY, MAY 3
The Daughters of St. Paul are hosting a talk and book signing featuring local author Patty Schneier on Saturday, May 3rd, from 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. to present her newest book titled, "Love Letters From Mom On What Matters Most", at the Sisters' bookstore, Pauline Books and Media located at 9804 Watson Road in Crestwood. For any questions or to reserve a copy of the book, call 314-965-3512.
Sr. Laura Brown FSP, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pauline Books and Media, http://visit.pauline.org/stlouis
WEDNESDAY, MAY 7
"Spring" into Health & Wellness Fair. We will have vendors from local business and health care organizations to share information on healthy lifestyles, safety, medical information, and job opportunities at Advanced 360 Rehabilitation on the beautiful Green Park Senior Living Campus. May 7, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. For more information please contact Lorie Springkamper at 314-704-8580
Lorie Springkamper, email@example.com
Green Park Senior Living, 314-704-8580
THURSDAY, MAY 8
The 14th Annual Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging's Lecture & Awards will be held on Thursday, May 8, 2014 beginning at 9:00 a.m. This year's event will focus on workforce issues in an aging society. Dr. Robyn I. Stone, vice president of research at LeadingAge, will present the keynote. The morning will also include a panel discussion and the presentation of the annual Friedman and Kopolow Awards. For more details and to register for the event, please go to http://publichealth.wustl.edu/aging
Stephanie Herbers CenterforAging@wustl.edu314-747-9234, Washington University, Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging
WEDNESDAY, MAY 14
Total You Wellness Day. Wednesday, May 14 10:00 to 2:00 p.m., JCC Banquet Center. Happy Feet-podiatry consultation with Dr. Hays; Falls Prevention with Dr. Susy Stark; Healthy Eating Food demonstration; Chair Yoga Demonstration with Nancy LeClaire; "Tweak it Up: Simple Strategies for Optimizing Your Life" with Cynthia Haines, MD, an interactive session. Dr. Haines will be signing and giving away copies of her book The New Prescription; Health Screenings (Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Skin Concerns) with St. Louis University Hospital; Chair Massage with Healing Arts Center; "Ask the Pharmacist" and giveaways with our neighborhood Walgreen's; Aromatherapy Bar with Cheryl's Herbs; Brain Games (cognitive therapeutics) with Home Care Assistance; AARP informational table. Your attendance automatically ensures your entry for a chance to win special attendance prizes. Please let us know you are coming: call Laura at 314-432-3255.
Karen Berry Elbert, firstname.lastname@example.org, 314-442-3859
St. Louis Naturally Occurring Retirement Community stlnorc.org
WEDNESDAY, MAY 14
You are invited to Snacks & Facts Hour hosted by the Area Agency on Aging of Southwestern Illinois. These events are held monthly at the Fairview Heights Library located at 10017 Bunkum Rd. Fairview Heights IL, 62208. The next event will be May 14th, 2014 from 12:00 to 1 p.m. Topic: Wellness for Older Adults Presented by Katie Richards Wellness Coordinator, Senior Services Plus, Inc. The goal of the Area Agency on Aging of Southwestern Illinois is to help people age well their way. The Snacks & Facts Seminars are one of the tools designed to assist individuals as they strive for long term success. So come out, enjoy a snack and get the facts. For more information call 618-222-2561.
Teresa Keaton, email@example.com, 618-222-2561
Area Agency on Aging of Southwestern Illinois, answersonaging.com
THURSDAY, MAY 15
ElderLink St. Louis, the free, centralized referral program for Jewish older adults, their children and caregivers, along with the JCC and AARP are cosponsoring an AARP Driver Safety Program on Thursday, May 15, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., at the JCC Staenberg Family Complex Arts & Education Bldg., 2 Millstone Campus Dr. The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation's largest classroom driver safety course for drivers age 50 and older. The AARP course covers the normal changes in vision, hearing and reaction time associated with aging, and provides practical techniques on adjusting to those changes. Participants also receive a review of "rules of the road," with an emphasis on safety strategies. many auto insurance companies offer a discount to persons who have completed this program. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $15 for nonmembers, payable by cash or check at the door. Reservations are requested by calling 314-812-9300.
Lori Zimmerman, firstname.lastname@example.org
ElderLink St. Louis, 314-812-9300, www.elderlinkstlouis.org
THURSDAY, MAY 15
Join experts in fraud prevention as they share tips on staying safe and avoiding scams that target older adults! The Missouri Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) and Mid-East Area Agency on Aging present a "Scamboree: Fraud Prevention and Education Fair" on Thursday, May 15 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the St. Peters Senior Center, 108 McMenamy Road, 63376. Free admission, free document shredding available from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Limit 5 boxes per person. Information booths by Social Security, CLAIM, AARP and more open at 4:30 pm. Speakers begin at 5:00 pm. Speakers include Officer Melissa Doss (St. Peters Police Department), Joshua Jones (Assistant Missouri Attorney General), Art Maines (Author of "Scammed: 3 Steps to Help Your Elder Parents and Yourself), and Rona McNally (Missouri Senior Medicare Patrol). Refreshments available while supplies last. Call 636-207-0847 with any questions.
Sarah Levinson, email@example.com
Mid-East Area Agency on Aging, 636-207-0847, www.agingmo.org
WEDNESDAY, MAY 28
"Seniors on the Move" presents a complimentary seminar for seniors choosing to remain at home as they age. "Retiring to Your Own Home" will be held Wednesday, May 28th, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Kirkwood Library, lower level, 140 E. Jefferson. Jane Leonard, Seniors Real Estate Specialist at Coldwell Banker Gundaker and Diane Rosen, Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist at Diane Rosen Interiors, will lead the discussion. To register or for more information, call 657-7962.
Jane Leonard, firstname.lastname@example.org, Seniors on the Move 314- 657-7962
SATURDAY, MAY 31
Pitch for Developmental Disabilities will take place May 31 at Busch Stadium to help raise awareness for people with developmental disabilities. This event is presented by 15 partnering organizations, including Community Living, Inc., that serve people with developmental disabilities in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Tickets for the general public will cost $30.00. Price includes a ticket in the Left Field Loge* section to the Cardinals game, a hot dog and soda voucher, and event T-shirt. Game time starts at 1:15 p.m. If you cannot attend the game but would like to send a Community Living client you can purchase a ticket for a discounted price of $23.50. Tickets, vouchers and T-shirts will need to be picked up between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the CLI Administration Building, 1040 St. Peters Howell Road, St. Peters, MO 63376. A designated Saturday or late evening pickup will also be available. Tickets can be purchased at www.clipitch4dd.eventbrite.com. Register by May 9 to guarantee an event T-shirt. For cash or check orders or more information, please contact Community Living's Development Department at 636-970-2800. * Left Field Loge seats valued at $54. Melissa Finley, email@example.com, Community Living, Inc. http://www.cliservices.org, 636-970-2800